Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


Podcast 27: Choose the Bigger Life, Identify Your “Tell”–and I Reveal Whether I’ll Get a Dog.

August 26th, 2015

Episode 114 of 372 episodes

It’s time for the next installment of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” I’m just back from vacation, this minute! But before I unpack, I want to post about the latest episode. Update: In episode 24, Elizabeth talked about her beloved “Blankey,” her childhood blanket that she still sleeps with every night. We loved hearing about other people’s childhood “comfort objects” (such a bad phrase for such precious items). The books I mention are Rebecca Caudill’s The Best-Loved Doll and Dare Wright’s Make Me Real and The Lonely Doll. Oh, how I love the uncanny work of Dare Wright…I’ve collected all her books, including the ones that are out of print. Try This at Home: Have trouble deciding whether or not to choose a course of action? Like — whether or not to get a dog? Try this: Choose the bigger life. In this discussion, I reveal the answer to the question first posed in episode 24: Should Gretchen and her family get a dog? See if you can guess the answer. We heard from so many people — it has been fascinating, and so helpful. You can listen to what people ...